Senior School Classes

Physical Education

Within Physical Education we create an inclusive environment that’s supports every pupil’s participation in a wide range of activities including; Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Fitness Training, Football, Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, Swimming, Social Dance and Yoga. The progressive and challenging programmes of work ensure our pupils have a positive attitude towards health and wellbeing and want to participate in physical activity outwith School, and into adult life.

In addition to our extensive P.E. programme the School prides itself on giving pupils the opportunity to participate and represent the School in Rugby, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Cross Country and Swimming. Fixtures support and enrich the curriculum there is an expectation of pupils to play when selected.

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S3 and S4 National 5 Physical Education / Leadership Award

National 5 Physical Education enables pupils to develop and demonstrate movement and performance skills in physical activities. By engaging in physical activities, learners can demonstrate initiative, decision- making and problem-solving. The Course also encourages learners to develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.

Assessment consists of a portfolio and one-off performance. The portfolio is worth 40 marks and evidence will be gathered and collated throughout the course. The practical performance in a single chosen activity will require planning, preparation and evaluation and will be worth 60 marks.

The Leadership Award allows pupils to develop knowledge of leadership skills, styles and qualities. It is designed for learners who take, or plan to take, a leading role for an activity.

Assessment is completed internally but is subject to verification by the SQA.

S5 and S6 Higher Physical Education

The Higher Physical Education course is practically based. Pupils will gain the knowledge and understanding of how to; collect data, analyse their strengths and weaknesses, improve and monitor performance.

Assessment consists of an exam and one-off performance. The exam is worth 40 marks and evidence will be gathered and collated throughout the course. The practical performance in a single chosen activity will require planning, preparation and evaluation and will be worth 60 marks.